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Tom Davidson

Duke and Duchess of Sussex ‘to stop talking about time as royals’

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to stop making tell-all Netflix shows and memoirs about their time in the royal family, according to reports.

The couple have made a series of explosive claims regarding their alleged treatment by members of the family since they quit royal duties and set up home in California in 2020.

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021 they alleged that a family member made “troubling” comments about the skin colour of their son Archie before he was born.

These allegations were followed by a six-part Netflix docu-series called Harry & Meghan that looked into their lives in Los Angeles and the thinking behind their UK departure dubbed “Megxit”.

In January this year Prince Harry published Spare, his memoir which exposed details on his childhood, his mother’s death, his time in Afghanistan and his relationships with other members of the royal family including his father Charles, brother William and step-mother Camilla.

But they have now put such revelations behind them, it has been claimed.

An insider is reported to have told The Sun: “That period of their life is over — as there is nothing left to say.”

The Standard approached representatives for the Duke and Duchess for a response to the reports.

Harry, 38, is expected to return to London next week to give evidence in the latest of his legal battles against British newspaper publishers.

He is set to take the witness stand at the High Court trial brought alongside other high-profile figures seeking damages from Mirror Group Newspapers over alleged unlawful information gathering including phone hacking at its titles. It comes just over a month after he attended the coronation of his father — his first public appearance alongside the royal family since he criticised his relatives in his controversial memoir. He returned to California immediately afterwards.

MGN, publisher of the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People, is contesting the allegations that its journalists were linked to voicemail interception, securing information through deception and hiring private investigators for unlawful activities.

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